Boise is about to get a country-fried restaurant with a high-profile pedigree, according to plans filed with the City of Boise.

Rascal Flatts Restaurant is planned for the City Center Plaza on the Grove – right next to the lobby entrance for Boise Center East.

The Rascal Flatts Restaurant location in Stamford, CT – a suburb of NYC

The country trio, comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have opened its first restaurant in Stamford, CT – and in recent weeks have announced plans or filed permits for additional eateries in St. Louis, OrlandoChicago, Pittsburgh and LA.

A building permit with the City of Boise would transform the vacant 6,412 square foot space into a restaurant with seating for 238 people. The full buildout is pegged at $1.05 million. The Boise location is more than twice the size of the first restaurant in Connecticut.   

The Stamford location opened last summer and features a bar and live performances – and a menu of southern cuisine. Selections include biscuits, brisket, shrimp & polenta, salads and more.

The venture was first announced in 2012, but took until 2017 to get off the ground.

LeVox, DeMarcus and Rooney have sold more than 10 million tickets while touring – and have seen 14 singles hit the top of the Billboard country chart.

Representatives for Gardner Co. and Rascal Flatts Restaurant Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 Rascal Flatts is slated for
Rascal Flatts is slated for “Retail D” in the City Center Plaza – joining Buffalo Wild Wings, Gyro Shack and Dutch Bros in the development.

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Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.


  1. Great band, and for a north west town of outdoor people, a country western/southern theme sounds great.

  2. Boise id going to love this place. I live in CT and have family out in Boise. Yes it’s a chain restaurant but the food, music, and all around place offs fun and delish. Best brussel sprouts outside of mine

  3. Omg, really…
    They can’t even do a concert here. .. they cancelled lady go around and haven’t been back since. ..

  4. I think it would be great to have a Western themed restaurant here. There’s room here for different types of restaurants.

  5. CAN’T WAIT! Southern food will be a great addition to the cuisine offerings in Boise!!!!!!

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